08. and 15.12.2021 I 4-9 p.m. I Zoom

In the modern academic era, more and more work is being offloaded to computers. After all, when was the last time you drew a graph by hand? But how many people enter academia knowing how to really speak to computers, using programming? Sooner or later, you will need to write your own analysis programs, or least understand what they can do. 

The purpose of this workshop was to guide young researchers into the world of ‘computer-speak’. Together with Andrew Curran, the participants explored:

  • How to set up a program development environment
  •  Some basics of programming
  • How to load a basic excel or csv file and manipulate it
  • How to perform basic statistics
  • How to produce basic graphs

All by using a free, open-source programming language called Python.

Follow Up in 2022:

Workshop on: “Best practices in python for scientific programming” covering functional versus object oriented programming, test driven development, and Git